Helping people of all ages know Jesus, grow in their faith & go into the world equipped to serve.


With an invitational spirit, we open our hearts, minds and doors, to all with warmth and sincerity. We seek diversity, respect variety in experience, and promote independence of thought.

Join us as we worship together, study and grow together and share God’s love serving in the local, national and global community.

Worship With Us

Traditional Worship  
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Shine Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Christian Life Center

Berkley First
10:00 a.m. in Berkley 

Disaster Response

Hurricane Florence

Birmingham and Berkley First are supporting The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)  in responding to Hurricane Florence in the United States. Please join us in prayer for the areas affected and consider a gift to UMCOR Disaster Response.

Rummage Sale

Sponsored by the United Methodist Women

Donate items, volunteer and shop!

Shop on Wednesday, Oct 17 – Friday, Oct 19

Click below for more information on donating, volunteering or shopping.

Food Drive


Our food/personal products donations will be joined with other Metro Detroit Churches to stock local Food Pantries. Return your filled bag(s) to church on Sundays, September 23 or 30, where they will be tallied and we’ll determine just who has the most spirit!

Go and Do

Men's Conference

Saturday, October 27

How do your faith, your beliefs, your life inside of the church relate to your daily life? Men are invited to attend this day conference featuring Scott Chostek. 

Fall Program Guide

Birmingham First offers more than 200 activities for all ages throughout the fall. From trips to the cider mill for young children to short day trips to local venues, sporting events and concerts for Seniors “On the Go.” Cards, games, celebrations, concerts, parades, missions opportunities, book clubs, fitness classes and even activities for your pets are available. Take a look to see where you may want to gather, learn or serve then invite a friend and join us this fall.

A Forum on the 2019 Special General Conference

An informational forum on the 2019 General Conference (GC) – The Church and Human Sexuality – Finding a way Forward. The forum will offer a panel discussion on the UMC history with issues related to human sexuality; why we are having a special GC session in 2019 focused on these issues; how the special session will proceed and what can we expect as possible outcomes; and what might those GC outcomes mean for the greater UMC and our own local church in terms of teachings, policies and practices.

Serve with Us

Service and Missions Opportunities

Our Missions Ministry equips disciples of Christ to share God’s love through gifts and service, creating hope and sustainable opportunities for those in need.

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Program Guide

Gather – Learn – Serve

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Member Portal

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First Kids Preschool encourages learning through play in a caring Christian environment.

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Missions and Service

We invite you to explore the Missions and Service section of our website to find ways that you might like to be involved.

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Upcoming Events

View our calendar of special events. 

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Upcoming Events

View a complete calendar of all classes, programs, worship services and events.

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Steeple Notes - Newsletter

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Programs & Classes For All Ages

We offer programs, classes and bible studies for all ages from preschool to adults.

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Singers, ringers, instrumentalists, and listeners — young, old, and in between —  all have a place in the music ministry.

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Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministries of Birmingham First. Thank you for your faithfulness and may God bless you.

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Looking for sermons, forms, daily devotions, etc? Look here. 

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Caring Support

From prayer, support and care in times of need to praise and celebration of events and answered prayers, Caring Ministries is here.

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